Tawa College Tawa College

NCEA Level 2 Music Studies 201

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Cameron.

Recommended Prior Learning

Compulsory: A minimum of 12 Music 101 credits
Preferable: Performance and theory ability to at least a Grade 4 level

This achievement standards course covers the aspects of performance as a soloist and as part of a group, composition, instrumentation, aural transcription, score analysis and musical knowledge. This course is suited to students who not only wish to perform and compose, but also study the rudiments of theory, and music in its historical context.

Course Overview

Term 1
Composing music
Music history and analysis (Medieval music)
Theory and aural

Term 2
Composing music
Music history and analysis (Romantic music)
Theory and aural

Term 3
Orchestrating Music
Music history and analysis (NZ music)
Theory and aural

Term 4
Preparing for the exams

Learning Areas:



NCEA Level 3 Music Performance Technology 301, NCEA Level 3 Music Studies 301

Careers in the music industry: performing, songwriting, composing, live music entertainment, music education, music production, artist management, marketing and PR, music journalism, recording engineering, music arranging.

The unique skills of the musician are becoming increasingly marketable in a world where communication, confidence, creativity and innovation give graduates an edge. Music plays a central part in the games we play, our social media and our real-life gathering places.

Career Pathways

Diversional and Recreational Therapist, Actor, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Sound Technician, Dancer, Entertainer, Film/Television Camera Operator, Musician, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Radio Presenter, Early Childhood Teacher, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Lighting Technician, Game Developer, Model, Nanny/Child Carer, Private Teacher/Tutor